Andrew Busch

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  • First Chief Market Intelligence Officer, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
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Andy Busch is a market, political and regulatory strategist with extensive experience advising the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission as their first ever Chief Market Intelligence Officer. Andy answers "where we do go from here?" by breaking down the chaos of our world and giving specific ideas how to overcome, adapt and thrive. He does this by delivering keynotes based on his up-to-date research on the economy, on the election and on ESG. He's fast, upbeat and funny...and engages any audience using polling and storytelling. Andy spent his career doing this for an investment bank, but also just did this for the US govt. as the 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer. Today, Andy works with agriculture, financial services, manufacturing, transportation and energy firms...any group trying to answer, "Where do we go from here?" In addition to his keynotes, Andy has spoken at dozens of private client meetings at the C-Suite and CFO/CMO levels. 

 

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Rave Reviews About Andrew Busch
Andrew Busch was an outstanding speaker for our 2020 Annual Conference webinar. Andy helped our attendees understand the impact of COVID on our economy and what opportunities lie ahead as the economy reopens. His presentation was engaging and energetic with lots of great real-life examples. His optimistic outlook had a positive impact on our group and provided insights to help us grow in the future. This is the second time we've had him speak for our group and we're glad we had him back.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Andrew Busch
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • MNAFP
  • CIPCO
  • 46th ACI World Congress
  • Marcus Evans
  • Stanford Washington Research Group
  • BCD Meetings and Incentives
2020 Election Virtual Event Highlight Reel [3:29] - Get Sharable Link
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Economy: where do we go from here? How to Overcome, Adapt and Thrive!

"Economy: where do we go from here?" is an in-depth study of COVID impact from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are shaped by world events like infectious disease. Andrew is not only a noted economist, he's an infectious disease expert and author. (World Event T ...

"Economy: where do we go from here?" is an in-depth study of COVID impact from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are shaped by world events like infectious disease. Andrew is not only a noted economist, he's an infectious disease expert and author. (World Event Trading) There are many reasons why he's known as "the great calmer downer" especially during the most difficult times. Andrew details the supercharged trends and new opportunities awaiting those that are prepared.

Check out the highlight reel!

2020 US Presidential Election: impact on economy, business and jobs

The 2020 US Presidential election is between two very different candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. In this keynote, Andy breaks down the candidate’s policies impacting the economy, b ...

The 2020 US Presidential election is between two very different candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. In this keynote, Andy breaks down the candidate’s policies impacting the economy, business and jobs. He'll tell you which plans help or hurt the economy the most. He'll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, health care and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Most importantly, he'll tell you how the COVID economic shutdown will tip the election. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future. He connects the dots to show how this election will impact the economy, business and jobs.

Here's the virtual event highlight reel.

ESG: A Major Opportunity

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy explains how a Biden victory and the new EU budget will supercharge interest in ESG. This is already happening as record amount of money has flowed into ...

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy explains how a Biden victory and the new EU budget will supercharge interest in ESG. This is already happening as record amount of money has flowed into sustainable focused ETFs and open-end mutual funds in both in 2019. Most striking, money flowed into ESG equity products in 2020 when almost all other equity funds saw money leave. Check out the recent ESG research paper here.

But what actually is it and how do you define how to invest in companies that say they are doing it? As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG is trickier for investing than it looks. How does it fit into a bigger picture of the economy and how will it drive trends? After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to explaining why the SEC is not likely to approve ESG and regulate it. And why this will matter to all investment professionals and investors.

The Outbreak: Outlook and Opportunities for Business

Many customers are now requesting live webinar updates for their audiences on just how the Coronavirus will affect their specific industry and their business. Andrew Busch' Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress is an in-depth study of the coronavirus from a speaker with a deep understan ...

Many customers are now requesting live webinar updates for their audiences on just how the Coronavirus will affect their specific industry and their business. Andrew Busch' Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress is an in-depth study of the coronavirus from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are impacted by world events like infectious disease. Andrew is not only a noted economist, he's an infectious disease expert and author. (World Event Trading) There are many reasons why he's known as "the great calmer downer" especially during the most difficult times. Andrew offers upbeat solutions combined with real time facts. Arrange a pre-booking call with Andrew today and he'll share his take on this pressing topic.

Good News: hope for the economy!

In this time of economic, political, and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the first former Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the U.S. government, Busch sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. He gives your audience a simple, ...

In this time of economic, political, and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the first former Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the U.S. government, Busch sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. He gives your audience a simple, powerful structure to understand a complex world. Potential 2020 election policy changes, U.S. trade policy, Federal Reserve interest rate policy, and technology are objectively discussed and connected back to your business.

What would it look like if your clients could understand the chaos occurring today so they can be comfortable with the future? Could they ignore the headlines and focus on their long-term goals? Imagine the impact this would have on your business and future growth.  Busch objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the economic future.  

This program is perfect for:

  • Senior management dealing with economic and trade uncertainty;
  • Business leaders assessing future growth and economic opportunities; or
  • Managers connecting their work to government policy, economy, and technology. 

The audience will leave with:

  • A simple but powerful structure to frame big events impacting U.S. economy including Federal Reserve interest rate changes and Brexit
  • A clear outlook for U.S. domestic policy like trade and tax; energy; and the 2020 elections
  • A clear understanding of how interest rates drive disruptive technology like blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrencies

 Format: 45-60-minute keynote with Q&A

From Chaos to Confidence!

Here are three reasons why Andy is a trusted expert for the US government, corporate executives and speaker bureaus: He makes it all about the audience by researching, interviewing and discovering the unique aspects of your conference, firm and industry. 2. He delivers a customized keynote experien ...

Here are three reasons why Andy is a trusted expert for the US government, corporate executives and speaker bureaus:

  1. He makes it all about the audience by researching, interviewing and discovering the unique aspects of your conference, firm and industry.
    2. He delivers a customized keynote experience, giving context to why the world is changing and how it'll impact your space.
    3. He brings energy to lift any audience at any time of day, no standing behind a podium, no notes, and no downtime in his keynotes!

Andy helps clients break down the chaos and complexity of the world to comprehend its impact on their business. He does this by delivering keynotes and original research that move participants from the current chaos to confidence in the future. Andy has over 35 years of experience in the financial markets and communicating how they work to top firms in financial services, energy, agriculture, technology and the US government.

"My purpose is to simplify complexity and chaos to inspire confidence in the future.  Times are challenging today, I break it down and give you hope for tomorrow.”

Scroll down to see the keynote topics, tailored for your group, business meeting or conference.

Market Volatility:  impact on business, economy and policy

Drawing from his experience as the US government's first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch deciphers the current U.S., global and political economic landscape, explaining the key challenges facing the world today. For audiences, he answers the critical questions: why are the mar ...

Drawing from his experience as the US government's first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch deciphers the current U.S., global and political economic landscape, explaining the key challenges facing the world today. For audiences, he answers the critical questions: why are the markets volatile and how will this impact us? As CMIO, he created objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. As an authority on the markets, he provides policy insights for what works, what doesn't and what to expect in the future. 

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management struggling with economic uncertainty
  • Business leaders looking for future growth and economic opportunities
  • Managers trying to connect their work to bigger picture of the global economy, economy and technology.
  • Audiences trying to understand market chaos, political uncertainty and the impact on their jobs

 The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders will understand how the Federal Reserve and US Treasury combining to create volatility with the cost of money
  • Management will learn how US trade, tariffs and sanctions impact their business
  • Audiences will see how technology can eclipse all other factors at key moments

Power Public Persuasion:  how to connect, convince and make audiences remember

This is a seminar on public persuasion I formulated to help the senior leadership at the CFTC, a US government agency.  It was presented to every major division in the agency, as well as the SEC and the US Treasury.  I did this to enhance the skills sets of senior management and staff to communicate ...

This is a seminar on public persuasion I formulated to help the senior leadership at the CFTC, a US government agency.  It was presented to every major division in the agency, as well as the SEC and the US Treasury.  I did this to enhance the skills sets of senior management and staff to communicate both internally and externally.  Lawyers, economists, analysts and staff all attended.   

Format: 45-minute keynote with 1-hour breakout
 

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leadership presenting and communicating to internal and external audiences/clients/Congressional committees
  • Lawyers appearing before judges and juries
  • Staff struggling to create memorable presentations for clients 

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Concrete steps to improve appearance and content before any audience including shareholders, conferences, media, judges, juries and staff
  • A method to create trust in a trustless environment to create memorable content
  • A full range of communication techniques to enhance knowledge distribution and achieve client connection

 

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Biography

Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets. Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including the economy, stock market direction, interest rates and China's influence on the global commodity markets.

Mr. Busch created and directed a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency. As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team. Each week, he led the agency on a market and economic roundtable discussion with the staffs of the White House, the US Treasury, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve Board.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago. He is author of the book World Event Trading covering large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets.